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From: Gribdale GateTo: Saltburn by Sea14.7 miles23.7 km569m ascent751m descent
ThumbnailI'm ashamed of my performance on this section back in 1983. Suffering from severe tummy turbulence, I skipped Roseberry Topping on my first Cleveland Way trip with my wife, to be constantly reminded of it for the next 30 years until I finally climbed it. So make sure you don't skip it - if you do you'll feel guilty for the rest of your life. Climb steeply up from Gribdale onto the moor until you reach a gate in the corner of the moor where the path branches off to Roseberry Topping. Dump your pack here, descend to the col and climb up to the modest summit at 320m, then retrace your steps with a smug satisfied feeling. Assuming you can find your pack again, head onwards over the moors and descend through Guisborough Woods to the little village of Slapewath, where we leave the North York Moors National Park. The last section can be confusing so study your map carefully. Having partaken of refreshments at the Fox and Hounds, climb up again to Airy Hill before passing through Skelton, which is not a typical country village, but has a myriad of shops for supplies. From here it's a pleasant walk along Skelton Beck and Saltburn Valley Gardens to the sea at Saltburn, where there's accommodation, pubs, shops and fish and chips.
Bus LogoGreat Ayton: Guisborough: Skelton: SaltburnBeer LogoFox and Hounds, Slapewath
Train LogoGreat Ayton: SaltburnBed LogoSaltburn
Car LogoGribdale Gate: A171 Slapewath: Skelton: SaltburnTent LogoMargrove Park, Boosbeck
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